It may be only just after 9am, but I feel like today will be a productive one. Awake at 7 this morning, I’ve so far stripped my bed and put a wash on and finally started on revision notes. An hour into the notes and I find myself asking why did I once again leave them so late? Of course this lead to quite a few philosophical thoughts and questions that seriously added to the procrastination…
A lot of us find it hard to get the motivation to do anything. I read an article on the BBC news a few weeks ago stating that we all have the same hours in a day as Beyoncé – questioning why there are some people who can succeed and achieve everything, and then the rest of us who struggle to even attempt our basic tasks for the day. While I can’t pretend to know the answer, I can share with you one or two thoughts on it. Firstly, Beyoncé is one of those people who has a team behind her, helping with everything as she goes along. This may sound like I’m making excuses but honestly if I had someone who could do my hair and makeup for me daily then I certainly wouldn’t be sitting in tea stained pjs with 3-day-old bed head.
Secondly, she’s being paid to be productive. I know I’m not! I’ll allow arguments here that say if I was working in a job I’d be paid to be productive, or my education will pay off in the long run, however right at this moment in time I’m not making any money for being out of bed at 7.
Thirdly, she’s Beyoncé. Everyone has heard of her, knows who she is and what she stands for. I’m just that girl who talks more than is necessary and people try to avoid when at a party. And I’m 100% okay with that! Means I can put less effort in than others.
So yes, in my attempt at having a productive morning, I have somehow ended up on WordPress, procrastinating and explaining why this is okay. Having already covered 3 lectures worth of notes, I’m quite happy to procrastinate. Might even have breakfast now… So it’s over to you, what makes a day a successful/productive day for you? Or the opposite, what makes you feel like you’ve had a relaxed or lazy day?
I suppose I should get back to work. These notes won’t write themselves. Have a great day everyone and stay positive! Remember, you don’t have to be as successful as Beyoncé to count as being productive.
Well paper one is completed! Now just to pray for a miracle that lets me pass with paper two. As expected, Glasgow is getting boring with no one to see and nowhere to go while I’m revising. It would also be good if I could build the courage to go out for lunch or dinner! Unfortunately, I am too worried about what people will think when they see me sitting on my own at a table. I wouldn’t want anyone thinking I’d been stood up! Although one of my friends recommended doing just that and seeing if I would get a free meal out of it – the way Ross does in Season 9 Episode 14 of Friends “The One With The Blind Dates”. Would definitely recommend watching this!
Another thing I would recommend either watching or reading right now would be Bridget Jones’ Diary (found //ws-eu.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=GB&source=ss&ref=ss_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=lifewithktinn-21&marketplace=amazon®ion=GB&placement=B003DWC6LI&asins=B003DWC6LI&linkId=5KDTKLF7T6SYJO2Y&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true” target=”_blank”>here). Wikipedia’s summary is a good place to start – British writer Helen Fielding started her Bridget Jones’s Diary column in The Independent in 1995, while chronicling the life of Bridget Jones as a thirtysomething single woman in London as she tries to make sense of life and love with the help of a surrogate “urban family” of friends in the 1990s. The column lampooned the obsession of women with women’s magazines such as Cosmopolitan and wider social trends in Britain at the time. Helen Fielding published the novelisation of the column in 1996, followed by a sequel in 1999 called Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Both novels were adapted for the big screen in 2001 and 2004, starring Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones, and Hugh Grant and Colin Firth as the men in her life: Daniel Cleaver and Mark Darcy. After Fielding had ceased to work for The Daily Telegraph in late 1998, the feature began again in The Independent on 4 August 2005 and finished in June 2006. Helen Fielding released a third novel in 2013, “Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy”, which is set 18 years later.
Basically – Bridget has been around for 20 years! This shocked me as I have loved both the book and film since before I can remember. I mean, who wouldn’t love watching Colin Firth fighting Hugh Grant? Facebook told me this morning that most women can easily relate to the protagonist and of course it was right. That’s what makes it such an easy read.
If you haven’t seen this film (and shame on you if you haven’t even heard of it before today) here’s the link to the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQdy98B1nf0
Yes, I am procrastinating and pretending I don’t have an exam tomorrow that I am completely unprepared for. Yes I am scared. And finally, yes I am about to sign off and get some work done. Oooh, I can watch a film instead! Happy almost weekend everybody!